Register your phone number with VECC
You call 911 when you need to report an emergency. But what if 911 needs to notify you about one?
Valley Emergency Communications Center can send out emergency notifications to you and the community via telephone. Traditionally, VECC has relied on landlines to call and warn you of emergencies or evacuations. However, with many of us switching to cellphone-only households, landlines aren’t an option. The only way to receive these types of calls on your cellphone is by registering those phone numbers with VECC. Visit http://www.vecc9-1-1.com/voip-registration to register your VOIP or cell phone.
What types of emergencies will prompt a phone call?
These emergencies include “…disasters, or critical information under the authority of the responding public safety agencies, emergency management, and/or municipal administrations. It will be used to notify those homes and businesses at risk within the affected area and will provide information regarding the incident and/or actions to take (such as evacuation). Additional necessary instructions or information, (such as shelter locations), may also be provided.”
Who or what is VECC?
When you dial 9-1-1 from West Jordan you will be talking to dispatchers at the Salt Lake Valley Emergency Communications Center. These dispatchers respond to your call for help and dispatch needed firefighters and police officers. These same dispatchers can also send out emergency notifications to you and the community. If you see “0000000000” on your Caller ID, you should answer the phone because that will be VECC calling with important information.